We’re firm believers that some time with mom friends is essential. While playdates are fun, getting together sans kids is not only more relaxing, but allows for real catching up (and yes, venting about said kids!). Dinner and drinks are standard MNO fare, but if you’re looking to change up the routine, we’ve rounded up a few fresh ideas to try.
Score Some Tickets
There’s something about going to a comedy show, concert or other event that makes MNO feel extra special. There are a few big names doing tours nationally, including Harry Styles and Lady Gaga for music and Chelsea Handler for laughs.
Book a Spa Day
At many luxury resorts around the country, you don’t have to check in overnight in order to take advantage of their spa. Simply book a day of pampering for you and your friends – and if the kids are in school or camp, no babysitter needed!
Kick the Toddlers Out of the Play Space
From trampoline parks to gymnastics studios, many play spaces for kids are offering Parents Night Out classes, after hours. Bond over learning a new skill and getting in touch with your inner children.
Cheer on the Home Team
Gather the girls and head to a MLB game this summer. There’s nothing better than enjoying some summer beers and brats with your friends—not to mention the professional athlete eye candy…
A Weekend Away
We’ve heard from so many moms upgrading their GNO to a Moms Weekend, and we’re totally here for it. After two years of the pandemic, we deserve it! For inspiration for trips from Palm Beach to Palm Springs, check out this list from Travel & Leisure.
This post originally appeared on The Local Moms Network.